More than 1/3 of US Public Safety Agencies are choosing Simulcast networks. There are many benefits to Simulcast networks, including:

  • Easier Operation – the radios just work everywhere
  • Better coverage and capacity with existing frequencies
  • The ability to reach your entire organization with a single call
  • Expertly-designed Simulcast coverage can eliminate dead spots

How do simulcast networks operate? Essentially, simulcast (short for simultaneous broadcasting) means multiple base stations transmitting the same signal on the same frequency at the... Continue Reading

Imagine you’ve just joined an organization that uses radios on a regular basis. You’re given a brand new radio, and a little bit of training on how to use a radio microphone. When you go into the field, however, you find that people are having trouble understanding you.

Although this can sometimes be due to a poor quality product, more often than not it occurs because people don’t always use the radio microphone properly. Today we’re sharing a video from the Tait Radio Academy, titled “Microphone Manners – How to Use your Radio Microphone.” In the video, you’ll learn six simple... Continue Reading

Technological developments have brought automation, monitoring, and remote operation to the myriad systems our businesses, communities and nations rely on. But that same enhanced connectivity can also enable hostile groups or individuals to gain access, steal data, take control – or even shut down operations altogether. Any interruption has the potential to endanger lives and economies. Dr. Jan Noordhof gives us some serious food for thought. Continue Reading

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but as we get ready to welcome 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of our most popular blog posts throughout 2017. We love bringing you valuable, educational, and interesting content, so have a look below at what many of our readers have found most useful over the past year.

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There are undoubtedly some very strong reasons why mission critical organizations should migrate to P25, but the many options can make it difficult to know which route to go. In this article, Tait Architectural Design Engineer Steve Penny discusses the differences between these standards, helping you to decide what’s right for your organization. Continue Reading

Coverage prediction software models the propagation of radio waves, as part of the process of designing radio networks. It takes into account (among other things) distance from transmitters, variations in topography, the curvature of the earth and changes in atmospheric density at altitude. But it is only part of the story.

In this article, Tait coverage expert Stephen Bunting takes us beyond the mathematical theory, to explain how Coverage Verification Testing increases confidence in radio network coverage. Continue Reading

2017 has been another busy year at Tait, and as always we’ve aspired to bring you informative, interesting and valuable content. With a wide range of topics through the year, we’ve seen our subject matter broaden from traditional radio to multi-bearer communications solutions! Take a look below at our Top 5 most popular blogs published in 2017.

1. Tait Foundation – Brooke Collis of St John
The Tait Foundation supports efforts to help ambulance officers gain higher qualifications and skills.  Hear Brooke’s story, and find out what she dreams of achieving with her study in Health... Continue Reading

Australasia’s plantation forestry sector is proof that remote work sites are no impediment to use of cutting-edge, data-heavy management tools.

Representatives of Tait Communications and several of its New Zealand dealers attended the Forest Industry Engineering Association’s technology conference, ForestTECH 17 in Rotorua on 15-16 November (a sister conference followed in Melbourne 21-22 November). The FIEA’s objective is to improve the performance and productive capability of forestry and wood product companies in the region.

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The following is an article from the latest issue of Connection magazine. In this piece, we take a look at how Location Services are a crucial asset for organizations both in daily operations and emergency situations.

Being able to track where key people and assets are at a moment’s notice is an important part of normal operations – and during emergencies it can mean the difference between life and death. Organizations must also ensure they plan ahead for different emergency scenarios.

When something goes wrong, every moment is crucial. Having a plan in place and knowing how to implement it creates confidence. Continue Reading

With mine workers and heavy machinery operating in confined spaces, it takes constant vigilance and communication to ensure safe and profitable mining operations. Most mines can do without one of their production information systems for short periods, but when a site’s radio communications go down, everything must stop.

In South Africa recently, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook large parts of the country, causing one death and the evacuation of thousands of miners from the Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong mines in the North-West province.

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